I've found that daily journal entries to play a crucial role in the learning process. This powerpoint consists of more than 50 'Journal Entries' covering various Earth Science concepts in accordance with California State Science Standards. Every entry includes visuals to ellicit thought. Initating class with a daily journal entry is an outstanding teaching practice, as it focuses students' attention on the desired topic immediatley.
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